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You already speak English

Here are some words we use in English that are also “international words” – you see and hear them almost everywhere. So even if you are starting to learn English, you already speak it!

Like many words in English, some of these words have been “borrowed” from other languages.

hello

football

telephone, phone

hotel

taxi

toilet

museum

TV

pizza

sandwich

restaurant

city

hamburger

video

One Response to “You already speak English”

  1. Juan Abaunza says:

    Dear sirs,
    I was reading about the English letters and I realized that some words are not English but come from a different language, like pizza, that is Italian, Hamburger is German (Hamburg), toilet is French (toilette), restaurant is also French (restaurer), museum is Greek (mouseion), and last, hotel is also French (hôtel). Therefore we can’t say that someone already speaks English when they are actually using foreign words to this language.

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